Hsinchu

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A thriving hub for technological companies and universities, this city’s industries propel it into the future, while its heritage buildings anchor it to the past.

Experience the excitement of Hsinchu, a bustling modern city along the Taiwan Strait. Although it is home to some of the island's leaders in technology and industry, this city manages to maintain a laid-back atmosphere. Explore some of its Qing dynasty-era buildings and venture outdoors to take advantage of Hsinchu’s beautiful parks and mountains.

Hsinchu is famous for its glass products. Learn more about the city’s history of glass making at the Hsinchu Glass Craft Museum. The museum chronicles the history of glass making around the world, with exhibits dedicated to intricate glass pieces and the opportunity to watch glass-makers at work.

Pay a visit to Hsinchu Science Park, which is modeled after California’s Silicon Valley. Now home to more than 400 tech companies, the Science Park has played a significant role in bringing Hsinchu into the modern era. Wander through some of this 2.5-square mile (6.5-square kilometer) area to see the surrounding man-made lake and public park.

Check out the Chenghuang Temple, also known as City God Temple, a much-loved city landmark that dates back to the 18th century. Be sure to stop for some street food at the numerous market stalls in front of the temple and try some of Hsinchu’s local specialties, such as savory meatballs.

Go for a swim in the natural cold springs in Beipu or cycle along the stunning Hsinchu 17 km Coastal Bike Path, which stretches across numerous parks, beaches and harbors. For an even more adventurous activity, hike the winding trail up Eighteen Peaks Mountain or explore the gorgeous alpine scenery in Shei Pa National Park.

Hsinchu can be reached by bus or train from Taipei or Taichung. The steady winds in Hsinchu help to cool temperatures in the humid summer but can make winters chilly. It’s best to avoid visiting the “windy city” during typhoon season, from July to October.

Hua Tai Hotel
Hua Tai Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is HK$267 per night from 29 Nov to 29 Nov
Located in Hsinchu City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Riverside Park, Hsinchu City God Temple and Hsinchu Zoo. Big City Mall and National Tsing ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (120 reviews)
"冷氣很不涼之外,其他都不錯"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Hua Tai Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
Lakeshore Hotel
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$699 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
This family-friendly Hsinchu hotel is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Guqifeng and Putian Temple. Hsinchu City God Temple and Hsinchu Zoo are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"nice to the price. but it was almost impossible to book a table for dinner. small children can’t est late"

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Lakeshore Hotel
Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
4 out of 5
178 Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu
The price is HK$582 per night from 22 Dec to 22 Dec
Located in Hsinchu City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of East Gate and Big City Mall. Hsinchu Station is 14 minutes by foot.
4.2/5 Excellent! (957 reviews)
"房間安靜、乾淨整體感覺很舒適!"

Reviewed on 22 Aug 2021

Howard Plaza Hotel Hsinchu
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Apartment near Hsinchu Science Park
Apartment near Hsinchu Science Park
Located in East District, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from National Chiao Tung University and within 3 miles (5 km) of National Tsing Hua University ...
Apartment near Hsinchu Science Park
Pastoral style, pleasant and relaxing, less crowded
Pastoral style, pleasant and relaxing, less crowded
Situated in Guanxi, this holiday home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Dongan Bridge and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Niulanhe Riverside Park. Leo Foo Village Theme Park and ...
Pastoral style, pleasant and relaxing, less crowded
Standard 2 person room
Standard 2 person room
Situated in Nanzhuang, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Nanzhuang Riverside Park, Beipu Cold Springs and Kangji Suspension Bridge. Nanzhuang Old ...
Standard 2 person room
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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